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colors + weaving + fabric + personality = ikat


I am in love with ikat prints. So much so, in fact, that I recently shelled out a disproportionate amount of money for a pair of ikat-print canvas flats:

Worth the it? Absolutely. Now aside from its obvious application in the fashion industry, I’m actually more intrigued by ikat prints in home decorating. I’m not talking “one-of-a-kind” things produced en masse for chain retailers, but rather individual pieces that have been stumbled upon or collected. Ikat strikes me as a sort of bibelot of fabrics, a print that should be used sparingly but to large effect, similar to those conversation-starter curious gathered from trips or from friends that we all have nestled on bookcases or mantles.

From Elle Decor LookBook June 2008

 The bold colors typical of ikat prints completely change the look this room which would otherwise look pretty traditional and ordinary.

Table runner from Hammocks & High Tea

 For those of you who fuchsia ikat print chairs might be a bit much, try starting with smaller things such as table runners, picture frames, or accent pillows.

Ikat frames by Two’s Company

This is why I’m such a fan of ikat-style prints. They’re versatile and applicable to a huge number of aesthetics, from home decor, to clothing to accessories, so if you like the print but don’t want it in your living room, go ahead and try it on a dress or bag. You’ll be glad you did!

Dress by Trina Turk at Trina Turk online

Bryna Nicole Quintara Tote from polyvore.com


Does anyone have any great ikat-print pieces? I’d love to hear about them!


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One thought on “colors + weaving + fabric + personality = ikat

  1. Ahh! I am also in love with ikat prints, especially in interior decorating…they give off a global feel with lots of personality. I’m definitely a fan. And I like your blog as well–good topics, good writing 🙂

    Posted by Alyssa Rasco | July 14, 2011, 3:44 am

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